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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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CGI-Oxford Economics Study: “Severe cyber breaches lead to massive decline in share prices”

CGI has unveiled the results of an in-depth economic study entitled ‘The Cyber-Value Connection’, which shows that a typical ‘severe’ cyber security breach represents a permanent cost of 1.8% of a company’s value, as measured relative to a control group of peer companies....
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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NTT Security combines regional assets to launch Global Threat Intelligence Centre

NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group, has announced the formation of the Global Threat Intelligence Centre (GTIC) to replace what was formerly known as the Security Engineering and Research Team, which last year transitioned under the NTT Security brand....
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
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Equifax Survey: “Almost one third of Brits risk ID theft by sharing too much information online”

An online survey conducted by YouGov in conjunction with Equifax reveals a significant portion of social media users risk identity theft by giving fraudsters easy access to personal information. The survey finds that almost one third (30%) of British adults with a social media...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
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PwC collaborates with public and private sector partners to uncover new sustained global cyber espionage campaign

PwC’s cyber security practice has worked closely with BAE Systems and other members of the security community – including the UK’s newly-established National Cyber Security Centre – to uncover and disrupt what’s thought to be one of the largest-ever sustained...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017
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British Standards Institution launches ‘Cyber Security and Information Resilience’ business stream

The new business stream entitled ‘Cyber Security and Information Resilience’ represents a consolidation of Espion into the British Standards Institution’s (BSI) Professional Services operation, also demonstrating the BSI’s commitment to building a robust...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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University of Edinburgh to become Centre of Excellence for UK cyber security research

The University of Edinburgh has become a Government-approved Centre of Excellence for cyber security research in the UK. Ben Gummer, Minister for the Cabinet Office, has praised the university’s efforts in becoming the first such centre in Scotland to gain the accolade, in...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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‘No More Ransom’ adds 15 decryption tools as record number of partners join global initiative

Nine months after the launch of the ‘No More Ransom’ project, an ever-growing number of law enforcement and private sector partners have now joined the initiative, allowing more victims of ransomware to access their illegally locked data files without having t...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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British Standards Institution enhances international capabilities with CREST global accreditation

BSI, the business standards company, has boosted its newly-created cyber security and information resilience business stream with global membership of CREST, the organisation that spearheads the highest possible levels of security testing standards. In achieving this status, BSI...
Posted On 29 Mar 2017
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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017